Energy Efficient Buildings with Solar and Geothermal Resources

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A modern and unique perspective on solar and geothermal technologies for heating and cooling buildings

This book will have a broad appeal reaching practising engineers in the industry as well as students. With introductory sections for each technology described, material includes chapters on: geothermal energy use for the heating and cooling of buildings; a chapter on electrically driven heat pumps/chillers; material on night radiative cooling, photovoltaic thermal collectors, temperature modelling and thin film photovoltaic modelling.  

  • Includes general introductory sections for each technology with market potential and applications
  • Covers an increasingly important component of energy courses
  • Considers a broad range of alternative renewable energy supplies relevant to the building sector, such as geothermal energy with heat pump
  • With a special focus on solar cooling, provides detailed physical models of all technologies and example calculations
  • Unique in covering the fundamentals of meteorological modelling
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About the author

Prof. Dr. Ursula Eicker,University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany

Ursula is Professor of Building Physics at the HfT (Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences), and teaches a Master course in sustainable energy competence. She manages the advanced technical college’s institute for applied research and the centre for applied research (sustainable energy technology). Ursula is a member of EnerBuild RTD (Research & Technological Development) and has delivered presentations on the research and development of mechanical heating and cooling on their behalf. She had material on desiccant cooling technology published in the proceedings of the ISE Solar World Congress in 2003, and her previous book (Solar Technologies for Buildings, published by Wiley) is a recommended title on the Green Building engineering course at Canada's leading research-intensive university, Queens.

She recently won the opportunity to manage and coordinate POLYCITY, a project worth £47,500 that focuses on developing innovative solutions for using renewable energies within urban districts in three European countries.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 6, 2014
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Pages
608
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ISBN
9781118707081
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Power Resources / General
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Ursula Eicker
This long-awaited reference guide provides a complete overview of low energy cooling systems for buildings, covering a wide range of existing and emerging sustainable energy technologies in one comprehensive volume. An excellent data source on cooling performance, such as building loads or solar thermal chiller efficiencies, it is essential reading for building services and renewable energy engineers and researchers covering sustainable design.

The book is unique in including a large set of experimental results from years of monitoring actual building and energy plants, as well as detailed laboratory and simulation analyses.   These demonstrate which systems really work in buildings, what the real costs are and how operation can be optimized – crucial information for planners, builders and architects to gain confidence in applying new technologies in the building sector.

Inside you will find valuable insights into:

the energy demand of residential and office buildings; facades and summer performance of buildings; passive cooling strategies; geothermal cooling; active thermal cooling technologies, including absorption cooling, desiccant cooling and new developments in low power chillers; sustainable building operation using simulation.

Supporting case study material makes this a useful text for senior undergraduate students on renewable and sustainable energy courses. Practical and informative, it is the best up-to-date volume on the important and rapidly growing area of cooling.

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Ursula Eicker
This long-awaited reference guide provides a complete overview of low energy cooling systems for buildings, covering a wide range of existing and emerging sustainable energy technologies in one comprehensive volume. An excellent data source on cooling performance, such as building loads or solar thermal chiller efficiencies, it is essential reading for building services and renewable energy engineers and researchers covering sustainable design.

The book is unique in including a large set of experimental results from years of monitoring actual building and energy plants, as well as detailed laboratory and simulation analyses.   These demonstrate which systems really work in buildings, what the real costs are and how operation can be optimized – crucial information for planners, builders and architects to gain confidence in applying new technologies in the building sector.

Inside you will find valuable insights into:

the energy demand of residential and office buildings; facades and summer performance of buildings; passive cooling strategies; geothermal cooling; active thermal cooling technologies, including absorption cooling, desiccant cooling and new developments in low power chillers; sustainable building operation using simulation.

Supporting case study material makes this a useful text for senior undergraduate students on renewable and sustainable energy courses. Practical and informative, it is the best up-to-date volume on the important and rapidly growing area of cooling.

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